Tag Archives: UK

How parents should talk to their children about sex

Talking about sex doesn’t have to be awkward. pixelheadphoto digitalskillet/Shutterstock Áine Aventin, Queen’s University Belfast Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. As part of our sex education research, we spoke to UK teenagers about why they don’t talk to their parents about sex. Visions of excruciating embarrassment topped the …

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How businesses need to get creative if they want to survive coronavirus – and any other crisis in future

One Scottish restaurant company quickly devised a home dining experience during lockdown. www.sixbynico.co.uk, Author provided

One Scottish restaurant company quickly devised a home dining experience during lockdown. www.sixbynico.co.uk, Author provided Julie C. Thomson, Glasgow Caledonian University Walk around any town or city this autumn and you will find a range of shuttered businesses next door to others which have continued to operate during the pandemic. Some have responded rapidly with agility and creativity throughout 2020, …

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The impact of Brexit on relations between the UK and Gulf countries

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Buckingham Palace in central London on March 7, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/AFP

Hassan Obeid, INSEEC U. On January 31, the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union and regain its status as an “independent” trading partner. Over the course of 2019, the country ramped up its efforts to sign up trading partners and was able to establish 20 bilateral “continuity” agreements covering 50 countries or territories. While many …

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Turkey in Africa: what a small but growing interest portends

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening of the new Turkish embassy in Mogadishu in June 2016

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening of the new Turkish embassy in Mogadishu in June 2016. MOHAMED Abdiwahab/AFP via Getty Images Prof Francois Vreÿ, Stellenbosch University The strategic presence of France, the US and the UK in Africa over more than a century is well documented. So is the growing presence of China and the resurgence of Russia’s …

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